Children's Book Shelf Assistant

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NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

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NorthPoint 1313 Penn Avenue North
Medical, Dental and Mental Health Clinic

Did you know that reading aloud to young children promotes development of a part of the brain associated with learning to read? Imaging of brain activity in 3 to 5-year-old children as they listened to age-appropriate stories showed differences in brain activation according to how much the children had been read to by adults. Read the complete study here:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/08/05/peds.2015-0359.abstract?sid=5b1e0b71-9369-4d5e-923b-8a304e346b35

You can help with the NorthPoint clinic book shelf by supporting us in the following ways: 1) Bring your own children's books to read to children (no religious books please), 2) pick up books from our local community donors, 3) sponsor a book drive to collect donations of books for the clinic, and 4) read the books we have on hand and interact with the children in our lobby as they wait with parents for appointments and give away books to the young patients.

Clinic Hours are Mondays 9am-5pm, Tuesdays 9am-7pm, Wednesdays 9am-7pm, Thursdays 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-5pm.

We ask volunteers to donate a minimum of 2 hours once a week to this position.

Volunteers must enjoy working with children, be outgoing, self-motivated and highly organized.

Volunteers under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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About NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Location:

1256 Penn Ave North, Suite 5300, Minneapolis, MN 55411, US

Mission Statement

Actively partnering to create a healthier community. We envision NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center as a highly desirable place for healthcare: Where people of all traditions receive culturally-appropriate human services and clinical health care. Where best practices of prevention, primary care, and complimentary care are infused into an integrated health and human services approach. Where an emphasis on teaching and supporting healthy lifestyle choices weaves NorthPoint into the total fabric of the community. Health education, proper nutrition, and self-reliance are promoted in appealing ways. Service expands beyond the original facility walls and is provided to teens, and single adults, as well as to families. Where the welcoming and caring atmosphere created by the professional health care staff, clinic staff, and human services staff and volunteers exceed patient and client expectations for expertise and adaptability.

Description

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center is a comprehensive health and human services agency located in the heart of North Minneapolis. NorthPoint is comprised of two organizations: a community services nonprofit with a broad array of social and human services (NorthPoint Inc.); and a full service community health center (NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center) that includes medical, dental and behavioral health clinics. NorthPoint seeks to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, and enhance the overall quality of life for all residents of North Minneapolis by providing high quality medical, dental and behavioral health care, along with integrated social services such as its food shelf, housing resources and domestic violence services -- with respect, dignity and sensitivity to a culturally rich and ethnically diverse community.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1313 Penn Ave N.Minneapolis, MN 55411

(44.99221,-93.30896)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 2 hours once a week minimum
  • Enthusiasm for Reading to Children! Youth under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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